“Suya Can Cause Cancer” – Doctor Aproko

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Nigerian doctor Chinonso Egemba AKA Doctor Aproko warned people against eating Suya.

He said Suya causes cancer.

The doctor explains the process and tools used in the manufacture of snack are unhygienic and unhealthy when meat is grilled.

Using medical terminologies developed, he explained how and why the damage is caused.

He also gave advice on other ways to eat meat.


“I know you think I’m here to remove the last piece of joy in your life but there is no easy way to do this. Suya can give you cancer.

“When you burn meat over open flames, it creates chemicals known as polycyclic, aromatic, hydrocarbons or heterocyclic imines. These particular compounds may get activated by certain enzymes in your body that ends up damaging your DNA. Damage to this DNA- cancer.

On safer ways to eat meat, he said: “Ensure that your meat is not cooked over open flames. You can air fry your met, or grill it in the oven when it is not over open flames.

“Remove the burnt side of the meat because they are exposed. They contain higher concentration of these compounds. Eat smaller portions of grilled meat.”

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